Saturday, November 29, 2008

their, there?????

anyone got a rule of thumb when using the word there, their? I hate that I never know which one to use when writing. I am horrible at english and spelling, and this word killlllllssss me.


rae ann said...

they're, their and there.

they're is kinda easy when you remember that the apostrophe means it's a combo of two words: 'they' and 'are.'

theIr means them, not I (like the 'i' in their).

there is 'tHERE not HERE' and is more of a location.

does that make sense? in my head these kinds of things always make sense and then i write them out and it confirms my totally idiocy. it doesn't help that the english language is so friggin' complicated anyway.